St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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Reviews by Schmaltzy:
4.45/5 rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from 750ml bottle into Chimay Tulip.
A- Awesome dark brown leather that is murky, the head is off white/tan color that is there the entire time while I am drinking this beer just the best beer I have ever seen. Thick lacy foam that coats the glass to the last drop.... AWESOME
S- Great baking spices, cloves, the belgian yeast just jumps out at you, roasted chestnuts/walnuts, dark candied fruits, cherries. Too much, want to smell this all day.
T- Baking spices/cloves right away, belgian yeast is delicious, candied fruits, dates, cherries, and those roasted nuts followed by some nice light cocoa notes. Everything in the smell is followed in the taste, very good.
M- Still plenty of carbonation in this bad boy, almost too much, but it is a very nice fine carbonation that tingles your tounge showing its aging potential. You can't even tell that this has any alcohol in it, very well hidden.
D- Very nice, just starting to feel some of the effects of the alcohol that is lurking within this one.
I have one more 750ml bottle that I will keep for 10 years before I open, I really want to see how this ages.
Serving type: bottle
12-29-2009 00:14:55 | More by Schmaltzy
More User Reviews:
4.5/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a glass into a Belgian Ale stemmed glass.
A: Dark, cloudy brown with tinges of deep red and orange. Thick head, some sediment (in bottle) can sneak out in an aggressive pour.
S: Big roasted malt body with strong notes of caramel, honey, molasses and peat. Some spicy and hoppy finish.
T: Primarily dark roasted malt body with spice and sweet on top. Big caramel notes and hints of clove and candy. Some cherry nose and a somewhat hoppy finish. Fairly boozy but very balanced considering its ABV and OG.
M: Smooth and silky, somewhat carbonated, not overly sweet or bitter. No unfortunate aftertastes. Very balanced and enjoyable to drink.
O: Another fine Belgian. Not quite as good as the Trappistes beers, specifically the Rochefort 10, but nonetheless an excellent beer. I enjoyed the malty body and tinges of cherry candy in the finish. Nice color, a bit more sediment than I was expecting (got a little in my glass, oops!).
Serving type: bottle
07-29-2014 22:58:57 | More by jsausley
St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
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